Film Screening Fundraiser: The Reluctant Radical

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Join the Coalition to Protect SLO County for a film night fundraiser! All funds generated will go toward the work of the coalition to ban new oil drilling and ban all fracking. Tickets are between $10-$20, see ticket link for details and to RSVP for limited available seating. Food will be available for purchase!

ABOUT THE FILM: If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? THE RELUCTANT RADICAL is an intimate portrait of climate activist Ken Ward. Ken breaks the law as a last resort and with great trepidation, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. The film follows Ken through a series of civil disobedience direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016. Facing 20 years in prison for his actions, the film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling.

“There are many fronts in the vast climate fight; this film highlights the personal struggles and victories of one daring path.” -Bill McKibben, Climate Advocate and Founder of

“He was told he was crazy, but crazy is sitting idly by as disaster for young people is knowingly locked in.” -Dr. James Hansen, Climate Scientist

Coalition to Protect SLO County
Paid for by CoProSLOCo FPPC #1402803

July 13, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries